About

Continental Robert Susz


Robert was born in Hungary & emigrated to Sydney Australia as a small child with his family. As a teenager, in the late 1960s, he started collecting Soul & Blues records from artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding (on the Soul side) & Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy & Jr Wells, Little Walter, BB King on the Blues side. He even got to see many of these greats perform live, when they toured Australia in the 1970s & was blown away by their music & powerhouse performances!! Deciding he wanted to play this kind of music that he loved so much & after years practicing & jamming, he became the lead singer, harmonica player & songwriter of -

The Dynamic Hepnotics


Between (1979-1987) they dominated the national charts. In the mid 80s with Robert's composition the SMASH HIT "Soul Kind Of Feeling"& toured extensively, playing to packed houses all around the country!

The Mighty Reapers



The Mighty Reapers (1987 - 2000 & still occasionally when all the members are in the same city). A funky blues & soul band who put out a series of award winning albums in Australia & the USA. The Reapers also had a big live following around Australia. They have opened the show for greats like BB KIng, Buddy Guy, Albert King & were the band of choice to back touring USA Blues & Soul artists like Lucky Peterson (organ/guitar/vocal prodigy), Louisiana Red (down home Blues guitar & vocal master), Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's longtime, genius guitarist)...... as well as Big Jay McNeely (honkin' saxophone legend) & Margie Evans (powerhouse Soul, Blues, Gospel singer) both of whom the Reapers have recorded albums with.

The Continental Blues Party


Now Robert has assembled his latest soul/blues/down home funk combo "THE CONTINENTAL BLUES PARTY" who have been turning on audiences with their electrifying, soul charged, R'N'B workouts. Mixing "Continental" Robert's own blues & soul compositions (including "SOUL KIND OF FEELING") with show-stopping versions of tunes from the greats like - RAY CHARLES, MUDDY WATERS, JAMES BROWN, JOE SIMON, CURTIS MAYFIELD, BB KING to name a few!!

They have released an album "On The Soul Side" on Vitamin Records. The Continental Blues Party features "Continental" Robert Susz - lead vocals & harmonica And hotshots like; "Hit Single" Adam Pringle - guitar & vocals Illya "Cossak" Szwec - guitar Clayton "Teenager" Doley - organ Robert "The Hungry" Woolf - organ, electric piano & vocals Vito "Mr Showbiz" Portolesi - bass & vocals Rowan "Express" Lane - bass Antero "Skinny Jr" Ceschin - drums & vocals

Soul Kinda Feeling Revue


Robert also puts together, on special occasions, The "Soul Kind Of Feeling Revue"a big 8 piece band featuring a combination of the above musicians with a 3 piece horn section, including Bruce Allen the original saxophonist of The Dynamic Hepnotics, playing a selection of The Dynamic Hepnotics hits & crowd favourites plus the best of The Mighty Reapers & Continental Blues Party soul stirrers!

Upcoming Shows


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Continental Blues Party

Friday 21st February 7.30pm-10.30pm at Music At Street Market Willoughby Rd Crows Nest.

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Continental Blues Party

Saturday 29th February 4pm-7pm, Welcome Hotel, Evans St Rozelle.

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Trouble People (ex Mighty Reapers)

Saturday 7th March 6.30pm-7.30pm at Girrakool Blues Festival and BBQ, Mt Penang Event Park, Kariong.

The JukeJoint Three

12th March 8pm-11pm, Hollywood Hotel, Foster St, Surry Hills.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 22nd March 1pm-4pm at Castle Hill RSL Castle St.

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Continental Blues Party

Fri 27 Mar 8pm-11pm, Merton Hotel, Victoria Rd Rozelle.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 29th March 5pm-8pm at Bayview Hotel Victoria Rd Gladesville.

The JukeJoint Three

2nd April 8pm-11pm, Hollywood Hotel, Foster St, Surry Hills.

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9th April 6.30pm-9.30pm, Rio Bar, Smith St, Summer Hill.

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Continental Blues Party

April 12th & May 31st, 1pm until 4pm at Castle Hill RSL Castle St.

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Continental Blues Party

Saturday 18th April 8pm-11pm at Bald Rock Hotel Mansfield St Rozelle

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 19th April 4pm-7pm at Avalon Bowling Club, Bowling Green Lane, Avalon.

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The Excello All Stars

April 23rd, 8pm at Dogs Bar, Acland St, Kilda.

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The Excello All Stars

April 24th, 9pm at Pistol Pete's Food N Blues Little Malop St, Geelong.

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The Excello All Stars

April 25th, 8pm at Rooftop Bar, Transit Lounge, Federation Square.

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The Excello All Stars

April 26th, 7.30pm at The Gem Bar Collingwood.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday May 24th 4pm - 7pm at Marrickville Bowls 91 Sydenham Rd Marrickville.

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Continental Blues Party

Sun 31 May 1pm-4pm, Castle Hill RSL, Castle St, Castle Hill.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 7th June 5pm-8pm at Bayview Hotel Victoria Rd Gladesville.

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Continental Blues Party

Sunday 5th July 3pm - 6pm Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Union St Pyrmont.